The Resource Survey of American Prisons and Jails, 1979

Survey of American Prisons and Jails, 1979

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Survey of American Prisons and Jails, 1979
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Survey of American Prisons and Jails, 1979
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This data collection contains information gathered in a two-part survey that was designed to assess institutional conditions in state and federal prisons and in halfway houses. It was one of a series of data-gathering efforts undertaken during the 1970s to assist policymakers in assessing and overcoming deficiencies in the nation's correctional institutions. This particular survey was conducted in response to a mandate set forth in the Crime Control Act of 1976. Data were gathered via self-enumerated questionnaires that were mailed to the administrators of all 558 federal and state prisons and all 405 community-based prerelease facilities in existence in the United States in 1979. Part 1 contains the results of the survey of state and federal adult correctional systems, and Part 2 contains the results of the survey of community-based prerelease facilities. The two files contain similar variables designed to tap certain key aspects of confinement: (1) inmate (or resident) counts by sex and by security class, (2) age of facility and rated capacity, (3) spatial density, occupancy, and hours confined for each inmate's (or resident's) confinement quarters, (4) composition of inmate (or resident) population according to race, age, and offense type, (5) inmate (or resident) labor and earnings, (6) race, age, and sex characteristics of prison (or half-way house) staff, and (7) court orders by type of order and pending litigation. Other data (contained in both files) include case ID number, state ID number, name of facility, and operator of facility (e.g., federal, state, local, or private)
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  • Abt Associates
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Survey of American Prisons and Jails, 1979
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  • 1979
  • 7899
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ICPSR07899.v2
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Label
Survey of American Prisons and Jails, 1979
Publication
Note
  • 1979
  • 7899
Control code
ICPSR07899.v2
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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